LA MONNAIE DE PARIS AND ITS MISSION
La Monnaie de Paris has a public service mission: the striking common currencies on its production site in Pessac (Gironde), for French euros like other currencies in Europe and in the world.
Maintaining a high tradition in crafts related to metal, it has another mission edition commemorative art: collection of coins, medals, decorations, art castings and jewelry, made on its historic site the Quai Conti (Paris 6th).
HOTEL DES MONNAIES HISTORY
Hotel de la Monnaie de Paris was built during the reign of Louis XV, on the site of the Grand Hotel de Conti on the left bank of the Seine, the Paris Mint consists of a palace and a factory architect’s works Jacques Denis Antoine (1733-1801).
Splendid witness of neoclassical architecture, the main body of the Palace wife over a length of 117 meters line of Quai de Conti. It is flanked by two side wings on Conti Street and Guénégaud impasse. Dubbed a factory, the palace has a majestic reception room “Guillaume Dupré room”, the largest series of rooms in Paris overlooking the Seine and a staircase to the admirable proportions.
Finally the Monnaie de Paris has a small architectural gem: a mansion built by Jules Hardouin Mansart in 1669, also called “Wing Mansart.”
EXHIBITION CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
La Monnaie de Paris also supports contemporary artistic creation. It thus presents exhibitions of French and international contemporary artists (Maurizio Catellan, David LaChapelle, Daniel Buren, Julien Berthier, Willy Ronis, Jean Prouvé) and participates in recurring events that combine other cultural institutions (Photoquai and the Parcours des Mondes first arts).
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